|U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 9|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||13|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||May 15, 2001|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Birthday||January 10, 1961|
|Place of birth||McKeesport, Pennsylvania|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Recent news
- 9 Personal
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Shuster serves on the following committees:
Shuster served on the following committees:
- Armed Services
- Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
- Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
- Transportation and Infrastructure
- Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
- Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
- Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
Shuster voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.
Shuster ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Pennsylvania's 8th District. He was unopposed in the April 24 Republican primary and has no Democratic opponent for the November 6 general election.
The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republicans will hold its majority in 2013. Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 9 Election, 2010|
|Republican||Bill Shuster Incumbent||73.1%||141,904|
|Bill Shuster (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||March 31, 2012||$93,374.79||$83,691.30||$(73,818.37)||$103,247.72|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2012||$422,469.08||$266,719.87||$(204,269.27)||$484,919.68|
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
|U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 9 Election, 2010 - Bill Shuster Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$0|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$0|
|Top contributors to Bill Shuster's campaign committee|
|New Enterprise Stone & Lime||$21,300|
|Union Pacific Corp||$11,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Building Materials & Equipment||$48,400|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Shuster paid his congressional staff a total of $925,293 in 2011. Overall, Pennsylvania ranked 34th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Shuster's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $675,033 and $1,769,000. That averages to $1,222,016, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 0.62% from 2010.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Shuster's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $674,033 to $1,755,000. That averages to $1,214,516.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. In 2012, Shuster ranked 155th among Republican Representatives in the conservative rankings.
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. In 2011, Shuster ranked 135th among Republican members of the U.S. House in the conservative rankings.
Percentage voting with party
Bill Shuster voted with the Republican Party 94.1% of the time, which ranked 64 among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.
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Bill Shuster is married to Rebecca. They have 2 children.
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- Politico "2012 House Race Results"
- Gov Track "William “Bill” Shuster" Accessed April 19, 2012
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "SHUSTER, William (Bill), (1960 - )"
- CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
- Congressman Bill Shuster, Proudly Serving the 9th District of Pennsylvania "Committee Assignments"
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Additional Pennsylvania Endorsements," March 13, 2012
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
- Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Federal Election Commission "Bill Shuster's Summary Report," Accessed July 26, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Bill Shuster April Quarterly," Accessed July 26, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Bill Shuster July Quarterly," Accessed July 26, 2012
- Open Secrets "Bill Shuster 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Bill Shuster," Accessed September 18, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org, "Bill Shuster, (R-Pa), 2011"
- OpenSecrets.org, "Bill Shuster (R-Pa), 2010," Accessed September 18, 2012
- National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
- National Journal, "TABLE: House Conservative Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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